It was reported last year that Joseph Conrad’s classic novel “Heart of Darkness” – which Francis Ford Coppola’s “Apocalypse Now” was inspired by – was getting the film treatment… again. Peter Cornwell (“The Haunting in Connecticut”) had been hired to direct “Into Darkness”, a movie that would retain the original novel’s science-fiction roots (as opposed to being a war flick) expunging the need for fresh-smelling napalm.
Cornwell is off the project, and word from Cannes is that Roger Donaldson (“Species”, “No Way Out”) has been hired to helm the picture.
The title of the film has also been reverted back to the book’s title, “Heart of Darkness”.
Shooting on the science-fictioner will take place here in Australia.
Here’s the synopsis of “Apocalypse 2388″ :
APOCALYPSE 2388. Earth is on the brink of extinction. Legendary explorer KURTZ is sent on a desperate mission to scout an unknown planet on the far side of the universe. A planet that may sustain human life.
When communication with Kurtz mysteriously ceases, rookie flight officer MARLOW is assigned the perilous task of completing the objective. Tracking Kurtz into the unknown he reaches the new planet to find a race at the dawn of time.
However, Kurtz has his own plans for the new world and man’s last hope for survival. To achieve it he will Marlow into the heart of darkness to protect paradise.
Tony Gilgio and Branden R.Morgan wrote the screenplay for the picture. Gary Hamilton (“The Bank Job”) and Ted Field (“Zathura”) will produce.
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Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.